We are so very proud to be partnering with Birthing Kit Foundation Australia (BKFA) who improve maternal and newborn survival by increasing access to basic, clean supplies for childbirth and in the last decade have sent more than 1.65 million Birthing Kits to organisations around the world.
From every SNUGBAGS order we fund one Clean Birthing Kit containing basic essentials for a cleaner and safer birth for mothers in some of the most vulnerable parts of the world.
BKFA Birthing Kits are a simple and effective tool for basic infection prevention and first-line childbirth care. The components are selected in line with global best practice and consist only of the essential items required to support the documented 6 principles for clean birth for mothers in high-risk and emergency settings.
Since the start of our partnership mid December 2018 SNUGBAGS has funded over 750 Clean Birthing Kits. Snuggle up, and feel the love x
Each kit contains 6 disposable components:
Soap to wash the birth attendant’s hands and the mother’s perineum
Plastic Sheet to prevent the mother and newborn coming into contact with the ground or an unhygienic surface
Gloves to cover the birth attendant’s hands and provide protection from infections such as HIV for carers and care recipients
Gauze to wipe clear the newborn baby’s eyes, and to clean the mother’s perineum prior to giving birth
Cord ties to cleanly tie the umbilical cord
Sterile blade to cut the umbilical cord and reduce risk of newborn tetanus and sepsis